Date: 2nd May 2017 at 6:00pm
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A hernia specialist was reportedly “shocked” that captain has managed to play for four months with a hernia , according to¬†the Sun.

The player and manager Rafa reportedly agreed to keep the nature of the injury private with the club’s medical staff, and the centre back has continued to play by managing the pain.

The specialist was called in after the club’s 4-1 win over Preston which sealed to the , and it was determined that a double hernia operation was required.

The Sun report that Lascelles will undergo surgery today, and will miss the last game of the against . The 23 year old has played 47 games in all competitions this season, scoring three goals and providing two assists.

Centre back Chancel Mbemba is expected to continue playing in his absence, alongside , after helping to keep a clean sheet against Cardiff City in the 2-0 win last time out.